The 9th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest. The Willamette Valley’s biggest beer festival will feature 125 beers, ciders & mead from 62 different breweries over three days. Located in the historic town of Silverton, just an hour’s drive from the Portland metropolitan area, the Oregon Garden Brewfest also showcases live music from 22 area bands, food, tasting lessons by Women Enjoying Beer and a homebrew competition presented by Capitol Brewers. The event takes place among the beautiful grounds of The Oregon Garden, all decked out for spring.
April 26 – 28, 2013
Noon to 11 pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 6 pm Sunday
The Oregon Garden ( J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Pavilion and Event Tent)
879 W Main St Silverton, OR 97381
Advance admission includes a one-day pass for $15 that features a tasting glass, seven tasting tickets, and express entry; a three-day pass for $30 that includes a tasting glass, 15 tasting tickets, and express entry; and a VIP pass for $50 that includes a tasting glass, 45 tasting tickets, a T shirt and a food voucher. Advance sales are available at http://ogbf2013.blogspot.com.
Tickets at the door are $15 for one-day entry and increase to $20 after 5pm, and include five tasting tickets. Three-day entry at the door is $30 and includes 10 tasting tickets and no express entry, and VIP entry is $50 and includes 35 tickets and no express entry. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottled water. Once inside, a full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. The event is cash only, with an ATM on-site. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles will be available to various locations in town. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday.
Silverton is an hour away from Portland; avoid drinking and driving and make a night of it. The Oregon Garden Resort is offering a package for $189, available April 25 through April 28, that includes accommodations, breakfast for two, two one-day tickets to the Brewfest and two food booth vouchers. Reservations are available at http://oregongardenresort.com/Packages.htm or call 503-874-2500.